Homemade 8' Casino Style Craps Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by brianarice posted 12-20-2013 05:19 AM 39656 views 16 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every once in a while an idea comes across your mind that is so crazy and out there you just have to do it. This time for me it was the idea of making an 8’ casino style craps table.

The hardest part of this project was that so few people have done it before there wasn’t a lot of references to go off of. After spending nearly a month researching craps tables on-line I eventually made my own design for the table. It started with the craps layout itself which is an 8’ double layout that I purchased from Using the dimensions from the layout I estimated the rest of the dimensions for the table.

Since the table is so large I also wanted to make sure that it could be moved and stored so like many of the store bought tables I built this one in multiple sections that all fit together with pegs and a few screws to hold it together. There are four walls, the layout board, the base board and then the legs which can also be taken down into 4 parts.

I took pictures (all available on website below) of nearly every single step in building this. The only large change in design that I didn’t document was changing the corners. Originally I built the corners as frames that I planned to wrap with thin panels or kerfed plywood. The curve was too tight though and the boards all broke trying to attach them. I eventually took some 3/4” solid pine boards and cut multiple angled strips that I glued together and sanded down to the smooth curved surface. I like the way it turned out better than the panels anyway because it allowed for more depth and dimension in its appearance.

The entire table was made from pine boards and birch plywood except for the legs which were made from some recycled cedar posts. Given that drinks would eventually be around this, every part of the table was sealed. The base board and layout board were made from 3/4” plywood and 3/4” MDF that was covered with a clear acrylic. The rest of the table was stained with Minwax Kona colored stained so it has a nice chocolate color to contrast against the green layout.

To keep it as authentic looking as I could I also installed the pyramid shaped rubber bumpers on the end walls and cut some mirrors to go on the longer length of the table. The arm rest was also cut from 3/4 plywood and then wrapped with 2” medium density foam and covered with marine quality black vinyl that has a nice soft leather like look and feel. The final touch was a large set of casino weight chips that range from $1 to $1000 and a set of casino style large, sharp edge dice.

There are too many details to write about so take a look at all of the pictures here:

34 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

30651 posts in 3623 days

#1 posted 12-20-2013 07:26 AM

Really impressive piece.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Hawaiilad's profile


3382 posts in 4306 days

#2 posted 12-20-2013 08:35 AM

You may have built it at home, but it sure isn’t homemade…very nice

-- Larry in Hawaii,

View Ken90712's profile


18081 posts in 4474 days

#3 posted 12-20-2013 09:21 AM

This is awesome, What a great build…. I think the boys will never leave…. Going to be some fun nights.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Vince's profile


1293 posts in 4714 days

#4 posted 12-20-2013 10:04 AM

Totally Awesome

-- Vince

View doubleDD's profile


10799 posts in 3328 days

#5 posted 12-20-2013 01:13 PM

Holy crap. Very impressive. Great build.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View Oldtool's profile


3354 posts in 3476 days

#6 posted 12-20-2013 01:29 PM

Very impressive design and build, your craftsmanship shines on this project. Great work on the upholstery arm rest as well as the wood work.
Good luck while using it.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View 489tad's profile


4080 posts in 4296 days

#7 posted 12-20-2013 01:39 PM

Congratulations on a great build. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View Woodwrecker's profile


4240 posts in 4860 days

#8 posted 12-20-2013 02:14 PM

I have to admit Brian, this is the first one of these I’ve sen on here.
It came out great and I bet you & your friends are going to have some mighty good times on there.
You see a lot of pool tables in peoples’ homes but not a lot of Craps Tables !
Well done my friend !

View nuttree's profile


280 posts in 4609 days

#9 posted 12-20-2013 04:53 PM

Very impressive build. I like the ingenuity behind it. Well done!

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 4151 days

#10 posted 12-20-2013 05:25 PM

That’s very nice. You did a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Sanding2day's profile


1018 posts in 3131 days

#11 posted 12-20-2013 05:36 PM

Incredible… Nice work!! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

View PKFF's profile


48 posts in 3638 days

#12 posted 12-20-2013 09:44 PM

Very Nice! I also have built a craps table, check it out! Mine breaks down for transport though. I am working on a space where I can build a 10’ that is stationary

View CalgaryGeoff's profile


937 posts in 3767 days

#13 posted 12-21-2013 04:25 AM

Brings back some Vegas memories. When you played craps there they brought you drinks and smokes. But onto the build, it’s amazing. Looks fantastic, I’m checking out the build process. Very impressive.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

View LeroyTheLips's profile


248 posts in 3532 days

#14 posted 12-21-2013 06:32 AM

No words to express how gorgeous this is….

View Woodknack's profile


13585 posts in 3665 days

#15 posted 12-21-2013 07:52 AM

Yowza! I’m sure it will pay for itself in no time.

-- Rick M,

showing 1 through 15 of 34 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics